New JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 2016-2018
It is with great enthusiasm that we launch the new Implementation Plan (IP) of the JPI HDHL which covers the period 2016-2018. The results of the JPI HDHL so far are significant: seven joint actions started in the last two years funding international research consortia in more than 18 projects. To work towards the implementation of the SRA of JPI HDHL, the Plan not only focuses on research funding activities, but also on alignment of research activities, sustainable cooperation between research institutes, industry and the wider stakeholder population, enhanced communication within and outside of the JPI and translating research into actual real-world impact.
The key objectives of the Implementation Plan 2016-2018 are threefold:
1) The development of scientific and evidence-based policy recommendations. This not only entails the alignment of information needs from policy makers with the research activities of scientists, but also the development of tools for effective and sustainable communication and cooperation between scientists, policy makers and knowledge transfer between those two worlds.
2) Research leadership in the area of food, diet, nutrition and health through investments in excellent peer reviewed competitive research in strategically important areas. Important is that research findings are not purely academic but also address issues in society by strengthening the interactions between scientific and societal actors.
3) Strengthen existing partnerships and development of new partnerships with strategic actors to identify and deliver solutions to the grand societal challenge. This new network should form a strong base for the establishment of a multi-sectoral approach and contributes to the dissemination and exploitation of the results of JPI HDHL enabling a more holistic and collaborative approach to respond to this complex societal challenge.
In order to monitor and evaluate the progress of the JPI HDHL, the Implementation Plan defines specific outcome indicators for these three key objectives. The outcome indicators relate to the funding of impactful and excellent research and on the actual alignment within and between countries and the meaningful engagement of stakeholders from the full spectrum.
For more information you’re invited to read the Implementation Plan 2016-2018